MEET THE ALASKA HAND REHABILITATION STAFF

The AHR staff consists of licensed Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists who, through advanced continuing education, clinical experience, and independent study, have become proficient in the treatment of pathologies affecting the upper extremity resulting from trauma, disease, and deformity.

CERTIFIED HAND THERAPISTS

Our therapists are Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) or they aspire to meet the requirements of certification by acquiring experience in the specialty area to be followed by successful completion of the certification examination. We are also members of the American Society of Hand Therapists, an organization closely associated with and supported by the American Society of Hand Surgery.

CERTIFIED HAND THERAPISTS

Our therapists are Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) or they aspire to meet the requirements of certification by acquiring experience in the specialty area to be followed by successful completion of the certification examination. We are also members of the American Society of Hand Therapists, an organization closely associated with and supported by the American Society of Hand Surgery.

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Jean Keckhut
OTR/L, CHT, President & Clinical Director

Jean is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit. Her passion for Hand Therapy began in North Carolina and led to her professional focus on upper extremity rehabilitation with us in 2000. She has been active as President of the Alaska OT Association, with the Hand Therapy Certification Commission, is adjunct faculty with UAA/Creighton doctoral OT curriculum and is Graston Trained and certified in prosthetics training with Touch Bionics. Jean also enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, skiing, and traveling.

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Allison Horazdovsky
OTD, OTR/L, CHT, Lead Therapist

Allison is a lifelong Alaskan raised in Homer and a graduate of University of Alaska Anchorage. In May 2017, Allison was awarded her doctorate of occupational therapy from Creighton University, after which she joined the AHR team. She was Graston Trained in 2016. In November of 2020, Allison passed her exams to become a Certified Hand Therapist. Outside of work, Allison enjoys fishing, hiking, running, snowboarding, and traveling to warm places in the winter.

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Libby Barnaby
OTR/L, CHT

A proud New Hampshire native and graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Libby was commissioned into the U.S. Army and began her active duty service & OT career in Kansas. She was transferred to Germany, where she treated Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom soldiers with upper extremity injuries, skied the Alps, ran marathons and traveled Europe. She completed her 8-year Army career at Ft. Bragg and joined us in January 2009. Graston Trained in 2016.

Sheila King
OTR/L, CHT

A graduate of the University of Puget Sound, Sheila has been an OT since 1989. After becoming a Certified Hand Therapist in 2001, she worked in hand clinics in WA and IL. In 2016, she moved to AK and joined the team at Alaska Hand Rehabilitation. She is Graston Trained and became certified in Active Release Technique in 2018. Sheila’s passions include working with injured musicians and teaching performing arts students about injury prevention. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring Alaska.

Liuslina Sooter
OTR/L, CHT, CLT

Liuslina graduated from Velez College in the Philippines with a degree in occupational therapy in 1998. Before specializing in Hand/Upper Extremity Rehab, Li worked in acute care, sub-acute rehab, outpatient clinics, and school programs in Arizona and New Mexico. She was awarded her Hand Therapy Certification in 2011, Lymphedema Therapy Certification in 2015 and Graston Trained in 2014. She initially worked with Alaska Hand Rehabilitation as a temp for a year in 2012 and rejoined us in 2018.

Daniel Jackson
OTD, OTR/L

Daniel is a lifelong Alaskan, with a BS in Health Sciences from UAA in 2016 and a doctorate from the Creighton University occupational therapy Program in 2020 where he developed an interest in the specialty of hand therapy. He interned with, and has since joined, the team at Alaska Hand Rehabilitation. During his off time, Daniel enjoys fishing, camping, and snowboarding during the winter months.

Sheila King
OTR/L, CHT

A graduate of the University of Puget Sound, Sheila has been an OT since 1989. After becoming a Certified Hand Therapist in 2001, she worked in hand clinics in WA and IL. In 2016, she moved to AK and joined the team at Alaska Hand Rehabilitation. She is Graston Trained and became certified in Active Release Technique in 2018. Sheila’s passions include working with injured musicians and teaching performing arts students about injury prevention. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring Alaska.

Liuslina Sooter
OTR/L, CHT, CLT

Liuslina graduated from Velez College in the Philippines with a degree in occupational therapy in 1998. Before specializing in Hand/Upper Extremity Rehab, Li worked in acute care, sub-acute rehab, outpatient clinics, and school programs in Arizona and New Mexico. She was awarded her Hand Therapy Certification in 2011, Lymphedema Therapy Certification in 2015 and Graston Trained in 2014. She initially worked with Alaska Hand Rehabilitation as a temp for a year in 2012 and rejoined us in 2018.

Daniel Jackson
OTD, OTR/L

Daniel is a lifelong Alaskan, with a BS in Health Sciences from UAA in 2016 and a doctorate from the Creighton University occupational therapy Program in 2020 where he developed an interest in the specialty of hand therapy. He interned with, and has since joined, the team at Alaska Hand Rehabilitation. During his off time, Daniel enjoys fishing, camping, and snowboarding during the winter months.

Molly Marin
OTD, OTR/L

Molly was born and raised in Anchorage. She earned her BS in Nutritional Sciences from University of Arizona in 2012. Molly received her doctorate in occupational therapy from Creighton University in 2020. She enjoys playing outside in all forms – running, hiking, skiing, biking, yoga, swimming and golf.

Linda Glick
OTR/L, CHT, Founder

Linda retired December 31st, 2020. The AHR team is endlessly grateful for her dedication and hard work over the last 35 years.

Linda is a graduate of Colorado State University, a Charter Member of the American Society of Hand Therapists and became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1991. She initiated and grew the occupational therapy department for Providence Hospital in the ‘80s. In 1985, she opened Alaska Hand Rehabilitation as Alaska’s first clinic specializing in hand/upper extremity rehabilitation. Graston Trained in 2016. She enjoys dancing, fishing, boating, skiing, travel, and photography.

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SUPPORT PERSONNEL

Beyond hiring skilled, compassionate therapists, we pride ourselves on staffing experienced, caring support personnel who are committed to creating a positive patient experience. Find out more about our non-clinical team members below.

Kati Hackenberger, CMPE
Practice Administrator

Kati is a born-and-raised Alaskan who earned a degree in Health Services Administration from Alaska Pacific University in 2011. She joined the AHR team in May 2020 with nearly a decade of medical office management experience.  In April of 2021, she became a Board Certified Medical Practice Executive by the MGMA (Medical Group Management Association). Kati is an integral part of our team as she manages day to day operations and brings an uplifting presence to our clinic. Outside of work, she loves a good work out, soccer, yoga and spending time exploring the Alaskan outdoors with her boyfriend and doggos.

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Victoria Nutty
Lead Patient Care Coordinator

Victoria was born and raised in Eagle River, AK and moved to Anchorage in 2013. She has worked in the medical field for several years joining our team in December 2019. Victoria is currently working towards a Bachelor’s of Accounting from Colorado State University and plans to pursue a career in healthcare finance after graduation. In her free time, Victoria is a houseplant enthusiast and enjoys spending time with her many pet snakes.

Kati Hackenberger
Practice Administrator

Kati is a born-and-raised Alaskan who earned a degree in Health Services Administration from Alaska Pacific University in 2011. She joined the AHR team in May 2020 with nearly a decade of medical office management experience. Kati is an integral part of our team as she streamlines daily operations and brings an uplifting presence to our clinic. Outside of work, she loves a good work out, soccer, yoga and spending time exploring the Alaskan outdoors with her boyfriend and doggos.

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Victoria Nutty
Lead Patient Care Coordinator

Victoria was born and raised in Eagle River, AK and moved to Anchorage in 2013. She has worked in the medical field for several years joining our team in December 2019. Victoria is currently working towards a Bachelor’s of Accounting from Colorado State University and plans to pursue a career in healthcare finance after graduation. In her free time, Victoria is a houseplant enthusiast and enjoys spending time with her many pet snakes.

Miranda Grosdidier

Miranda Grosdidier
Patient Care Coordinator

Miranda was born and raised on a chicken farm in Washington State. She moved to Anchorage, Alaska in August of 2012. She has worked in the medical field for several years with specific experience in support staff for Hand Therapy. She joined the Alaska Hand Rehabilitation team in November 2021. In her free time you can find her baking treats and exploring the outdoors with her two kids and dog.

Zoe Pepper
Therapy Technician

Zoe was raised primarily in Virginia and has been to every state in the United States. She earned her BS in Biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2021. Her future goal is to go back to school and become an Occupational Therapist. During her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, swimming, and watching Harry Potter with her husband.